Born in New York City 

Lives and Works in New York City



2014   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine

2013   MFA in Painting, Hunter College, New York City

2009  BFA in Painting, Hunter College, New York City



2020  Walk The Air, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019   Picture-Makers, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY 

2018   Somewhere In Between, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

            Daily Navigation, Thierry Goldberg MIAMI, Miami, FL

2017   Homegrown, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

2016   Meta- Modes, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York, NY

2015   Graphic Mythologies, Russ Berrie Pavilion, New York, NY

2006   Shrobe LIghts, Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallerry, New York, NY



2020  Black Voices/Black Microcosm, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden

2019   Embody, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady NY

2019   Punch LA, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

           Snow Day, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

2018   To Dream Avant-Garde, Hammond Harkins Galleries, Columbus, OH

           Punch, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY

           Summertime…, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

          Harlem Perspectives, Faction Art Projects, New York, NY 

          Aesthetics of Matter, Volta 2018, New York, NY

2017   Bronx Calling: Fourth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY 

          Harlem Postcards Summer 2017, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY 

         Uptown, Wallach Art Gallery, Lenfest Center of the Arts, New York, NY

2015   Intersecting Imaginaries, No Longer Empty Lab, New York, NY

2014   Distrust That Particular Flavor, Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY

2013   Three, Three-Person Show, RFA Gallery, New York, NY

2011   Spirit of Community, Dwyer Cultural Center, New York, NY

2009   Pulse, Taller Boricua at Julio Burgos Cultural Center, New York, NY

2003   Aspects of Urban Life, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY



2018- 2019

Jovanovic, Rozalia, “Artist David Shrobe Creates His Own World Through Found Objects”, Galerie Magazine, (May 24, 2019) Rose Sharp, Sarah,

“What It Means to Dream Avant-Garde” (November 9, 2018) Shrobe, David. “One Piece: Celestial Pose” BOMB (October 23, 2018) Collymore,

Nan. “Decoding Black Materiality.” C& (October 12, 2018) Roth, David M. “David Shrobe @ Jenkins Johnson.” Square Cylinder (October 10, 2018) 


Frank, Priscilla. “Fourth Generation Harlem Artist Challenges What It Means To Be An American.”HUFFPOST Arts & Culture (February 21, 2017)

Rodney, Seph. “Mocking Materialism with Collage.” Hyperallergic (February 14, 2017) Sargent, Antwaun. “An Artist Transforms Debris into Sculptures

of Home and History.” The Creators Project (February 1, 2017) 


Wright, Peter “Soulio”. “Up on Sugar Hill: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling Looks to Neighborhood’s Black History.” HUFFPOST

Arts & Culture (February 29,2016) 


Mays, Jeff. “Harlem Artist Beautifies Construction Side With Mural.” DNAinfo 



Ivy League Around the Corner. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY


Distrust That Particular Flavor. Artist Talk, bitforms Gallery, New York, NY


Kossak Travel Grant Presentation, Hunter College MFA Building, New York, NY Three, Artist Talk, RFA Gallery, New York, NY




2017 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City

2016 Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida

2015-2016 Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling Artist-in-Residence, New York City

2014-2016 Artist Teaching Fellow at Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York City

2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Madison, Maine

2013 Kossak Travel Grant For Painters, Paris, France




The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Block Museum, Evanston, IL, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of

Oregon, Eugene, OR, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Union College,

Schenectady NY.

 © 2016-2020 David Shrobe

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